23 Nov 2010

Democrats’ Hypocrisy Knows No Bounds – Plan to Mimic GOP Outside Spending in 2012

After finding that spending by outside special interest groups apparently wasn’t the flood from the right that the left tried to convince the country it was, the Washington Post is now reporting that Democrats are planning to match said flood of the very same anonymous donor funded organizations that they rightfully railed on the GOP for using up until just a few weeks ago.

The change in Democratic strategy illustrates the extent of the fundraising earthquake that has shaken the U.S. political world this year. A series of court decisions effectively wiped away decades of campaign-finance restrictions, helping groups operating outside the political parties spend an estimated $500 million on attack ads and other election-related activities, most of it favoring Republicans.

The apparent change of heart is particularly notable for Obama, who has long advocated strict campaign-finance limits and has sharply criticized the Supreme Court for allowing unlimited political spending by corporations.

A pox on both houses(parties).

Read more at the Washington Post »

Author Details
After a few years of blogging on other sites, Solomon launched ‘Rise of the Center’ – the precursor to Uniters.org, leading to a number of interviews and freelance opportunities, most notably covering the 2012 election cycle on WNYC.org – the website for the largest NPR station in the country, in New York City – and reported from the floor of the 2012 Democratic & Republican National Conventions. After a hiatus from politics, the horrific circus of the 2016 election, and more generally increasing extremism and corruption, brought him back to this project.
×
After a few years of blogging on other sites, Solomon launched ‘Rise of the Center’ – the precursor to Uniters.org, leading to a number of interviews and freelance opportunities, most notably covering the 2012 election cycle on WNYC.org – the website for the largest NPR station in the country, in New York City – and reported from the floor of the 2012 Democratic & Republican National Conventions. After a hiatus from politics, the horrific circus of the 2016 election, and more generally increasing extremism and corruption, brought him back to this project.
.

0 thoughts on “Democrats’ Hypocrisy Knows No Bounds – Plan to Mimic GOP Outside Spending in 2012”

  1. Indeed, a pox on both. But, as long as spending money is considered protected free speech, it is going to be there with a vengeance. Too bad most of that money goes to attack, spin and deceive instead of paying for an honest treatment of facts and issues. What a sorry waste and an insult to the public. It is just business as usual in our broken two-party system.

Leave a Reply